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 Fizz and fossils

Fossils and Fizz
Wednesday 13th Februaury
7.00pm - 9.30pm

Book via Cambridge Live

Spend an evening wandering the Sedgwick Museum after-hours this February. Enjoy a backdrop of music performed live by 'The Accidentalists' whilst browsing the specially lit Museum. Enjoy an exclusive evening with us and meet our scientists at the 'pop-up' station.

Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of prosecco. Cash bar provided by Cambridge Wine Merchants serving until 9.00pm.


Draw – a - Saurus
Monday 18th February
10am – 1pm
Free. Family drop in
Do you want to learn how to draw dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals? Follow the step-by-step instructions on our worksheets to create your own drawings of some of the Museums most iconic prehistoric animals.

 Trex in red

Twilight at the Museums - The Sedgwick Shadows
Wednesday 20th February 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Free. Family drop in
Explore the Sedgwick Museum after dark and search among the shadows to uncover fabulous fossils and marvellous minerals. With your torch, hunt for secrets in the shadowy showcases and see if you can spot something new.

Please note no toilets available in the Museum, facilities will be available near the Museum entrance. A buggy park will be provided outside.

Science Festival - Ediacaran talks
Wednesday 13th March
Enjoy and exclusive wander through the Galleries after hours celebrating the Cambridge Science Festival. Join us for an evening where researchers from the Department of Earth Sciences introduce you to a group of mysterious ancient organisms from nearly 600 million years ago.
Free. Age 15+ Booking essential

Science Festival - Super Science Saturday
Saturday 16th March
10.30 - 4pm
Watson Gallery (entrance door under the Museum steps)
Celebrate Super Science Saturday with the Sedgwick Museum in the beautiful surroundings of the Watson Gallery under the Sedgwick Museum. Bringing all lovers of science together for hands-on activities, meet the researchers to explore new ideas and immerse yourself in the wonders of science.
Free family drop in event

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 



How do you get thirty-six 8-11yr olds excited about science in museums? Give them a ‘crime scene’ and skills to solve the crime.

Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to the North-West Passage has often been in the news ever since he left England on the 19th May, 1845 never to return. Successive searches throughout the 19th century eventually found artefacts and human remains. But it was not until 2014 the wreck of Franklin’s ship, HMS Erebus was found and two years later the wreck of HMS Terror. Now the extraordinary story of HMS Erebus is receiving new publicity thanks to the publication of Michael Palin’s new book – ‘Erebus : the story of a ship’. Whilst the earliest searches did not find any traces of Franklin and his crew, one of them, led by Captain Kellett did find a superb mammoth tusk, which is now part of the Sedgwick Museum’s Ice Age display.